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A Good Beef Gravy For Poultry, Game, Etc.


  • 1/2 pound of lean beef
  • 1/2 pint of cold water
  • 1 shalot or small onion
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of salt
  • a little pepper
  • 1 tablespoonful of Harvey's sauce or mushroom ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of arrowroot


Cut up the beef into small pieces, and put it, with the water, into a stewpan. Add the shalot and seasoning, and simmer gently for 3 hours, taking care that it does not boil fast. A short time before it is required, take the arrowroot, and having mixed it with a little cold water, pour it into the gravy, which keep stirring, adding the Harvey's sauce, and just letting it boil. Strain off the gravy in a tureen, and serve very hot.

Time: 3 hours.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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